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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Remote Pigtails, May 18, 2007.

  1. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    As if I don't have enough on my plate I've decided to volunteer on a Dallas Irrigation Assoc. project. We are going to install a sprinkler system for a "smart bed" at the Dallas Arboretum. I'm hoping to post the plan for review. I am looking for suggestions. The Arboretum will not allow drip systems. The rabbits eat them up so this will be all spray.
    My suggestions will be:
    proper zoning
    valves with press reg
    sam/prs hds. Prs may not be as critical with press reg valves.
    ET based timer
    And what I call the Leary rule Heads every 5 feet.

    Anybody want to add suggestions?
    Hunter microspray? Don't have enough experience and need feedback.
    Any other nozzle suggestions?
    Can't have any overspray.
    Don't even suggest VANS
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh that's right, compliment someone & then ask for advise free. Get the
    Genie/Buc ready partner....Rain Master controller w/ weather station (ho ho).
    master valve..your favorite valve for zones..1812SAM w/ Weather-Matic brass 5503 on 5' centers...copper risers in center & rear load..#92 sweat adapters, W.M. # 105 f.c. for centers...#92 sweat adapter on rear loads with 100H & 100Q, etc.. f.c on sep. zone, natch.
    If liability an issue..All 1812SAMs W/ 5500 series. Pretty!
    Plant call out would be helpfull for zoning as would sun/shade.Cheers!:drinkup:
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have used 1800 prs/sams & they work good but sometimes not the pressure you need...Netafim makes a neat prv w/interchangable springs,
    but if I had the deep pockets...I'd do a regulating valve W.M. 21000 w/PRV
    attachment..."dial-a-pressure", beats cranking on that flow control!
     
  4. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
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    would the rabbits eat netafim with the built in emitters?
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sheep do, ask anyone who has saddle tees.
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    I prefer combo Tees
     
  7. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't know. I may run a test strip to find out. Rabbits, rats, and squirrels destroy drip around here.
     
  8. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Mike, maybe i can get WM to donate some of this stuff. I'll post a plan if I can. We meet next Wed.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    When you talk with Brodie..mite mention the donation is a partial payback
    for all the crappy solenoids they had outsourced a few years ago & lots of
    contractors ate them. He's welcome to view this post!
     
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    The ones we installed at Easter break are still humming away with no problems. Too early to give a total recommendation yet though.
     

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